In an IBS negligence claim you seek compensation for the lack of professional care from a doctor. You could have an IBS negligence claim for compensation if your health or that of a loved one suffers due to errors in your treatment. 

Your GP plays an essential part in your IBS diagnosis, as they do in the treatment of many conditions. If they make an error through medical negligence, it could affect your life today and in the future. 

When a GP makes an error like IBS negligence, it could affect your ability to work and have a social life, and the condition could develop if not treated promptly.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can make your claim for IBS negligence and win you the compensation you deserve.

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What is IBS?

IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, affects your digestive system and is a common condition with many sufferers throughout the UK. 

Symptoms of IBS include bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and constipation. The symptoms can last a few days or even weeks at a time. Some patients are unfortunate to suffer the symptoms of IBS for even a few months. 

Unfortunately, IBS tends to be a lifelong condition with no known, definite cure. Sufferers can make changes to diet and lifestyle and steer away from triggers that bring on a bout of IBS. 

With good guidance from your doctors, keeping a balanced diet and making changes to your lifestyle, you can live with IBS. Many people suffer with IBS because of a missed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis of another condition, such as a food intolerance.

 If you suffer the medical negligence of poor treatment of your IBS condition, you may have an IBS negligence claim.

What is an IBS negligence claim?

An IBS negligence claim is when you seek compensation for suffering from IBS through the medical negligence of a doctor or medical professional. 

Medical negligence is medical care below that any other medical professional acting at an acceptable level would provide. With IBS negligence, you could suffer a misdiagnosis, a missed diagnosis, go on the wrong course of treatment or get the all-clear when you are ill.

IBS negligence is when you receive less than professional care from a GP or hospital consultant. You may suffer IBS negligence when having tests to diagnose the illness and determine any possible treatment. The negligence could cause a doctor to miss your IBS and see the issue develop into a condition that lasts many years. 

Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can look at your case and see if you have a valid IBS negligence claim for compensation.

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Common IBS negligence claims

Common IBS negligence claims are for errors in diagnosis and care, leading to unnecessary suffering for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Like many syndromes and diseases, early diagnosis and treatment are key to living with the condition. 

Common IBS negligence claims are:

Common IBS negligence claims are for errors in diagnosis

Misdiagnosis of IBS

A misdiagnosis of IBS can lead to years of unnecessary suffering and delays in beginning treatment. A misdiagnosis may have you on a different treatment path, taking unnecessary medications and even making your IB worse. 

Your GP or hospital consultant could misdiagnose your IBS as another dietary or bowel issue. You may have to make lifestyle changes but still suffer the effects of IBS. 

If you suffer a misdiagnosis of IBS, you may have an IBS negligence claim for compensation.

Missed diagnosis of IBS

A missed diagnosis of IBS could see your condition getting worse, the attacks of IBS becoming more frequent, and your social and work life being curtailed. 

If your GP or hospital consultant misses the symptoms of IBS and gives you the all-clear, it could lead to you thinking the IBS is all in your head. 

Instead of making the dietary and lifestyle changes, you carry on as before, hoping the IBS will clear on its own.

Delayed diagnosis of IBS

A delayed diagnosis of IBS could be due to your GP not referring you for further tests or not taking your initial complaints of IBS symptoms seriously. The delays in diagnosis lead to delays in treatment and a prolonging of your suffering. 

The GP or hospital consultant should not delay doing tests and following up on the results. 

The delayed diagnosis of IBS could lead to unnecessary suffering, and your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can advise if you have a claim for compensation.

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Incorrect treatment of IBS leading to pain and suffering

The incorrect treatment of IBS leading to pain and suffering can happen if the doctor puts you on a course of treatment which does not suit the condition. 

Instead of advising you on dietary and lifestyle changes, your GP has put you on a path of pain and suffering, which could have been avoided. 

You may be able to claim compensation for the medical negligence of incorrect treatment of IBS.

Failing to refer a patient for further tests

Failing to refer a patient for further tests can lead to delays in treatment and patients suffering from IBS for longer than would normally happen. Further tests are vital tools in early diagnosis and for IBS sufferers getting on a suitable treatment path. 

Your GP or hospital consultant should send you for further tests when you present with IBS symptoms. The clinic should be able to take samples for testing and should follow up on the results.

Errors in testing leading to delays in IBS diagnosis

Errors in testing leading to delays in IBS diagnosis can happen when you receive less than professional care from the GP or hospital. There may be errors in taking samples or in the storing and labelling of tests for patients. 

If the sample is mixed up with another patient’s, there may be a misdiagnosis of IBS or the all-clear given when IBS is present. 

The GP and hospital should treat you in a professional manner and avoid IBS negligence in testing and diagnosis.

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Compensation for IBS Negligence claims

Compensation for IBS negligence claims can range from the low £1,000s to more than £100,000 in some cases. The compensation awarded can reflect damage done to your health and the effects of the IBS negligence on your life today and in the future. 

Some IBS negligence compensation claims awards are:

  • IBS negligence with minor injuries, from £750 to £3,150
  • IBS negligence due to a misdiagnosis, from £3,500 to £7,800
  • IBS negligence with serious ongoing symptoms, from £13,380 to £22,130
  • IBS negligence with ongoing symptoms from £7,600 to £15,200
  • IBS negligence with damage and ongoing symptoms, from £34,380 to £49,350
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All amounts are approximate and are only a guide to what is possible in IBS negligence claims. Figures can be high in some claims as you or a loved one could need long-term care and may face medical bills for life. You claim for these care expenses and the medical costs in the future. 

As in all medical negligence claims, each case is dealt with on merit and how much the patient suffers due to IBS complications. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will be the one to advise you on an IBS negligence claim. They will know from experience what your case may be worth and how to make a successful claim. 

Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will handle your IBS negligence claim for compensation and for all damages incurred.

Who is eligible for compensation?

The patient who suffers from complications due to IBS negligence may be eligible for compensation. They are the ones who have suffered, and the clear medical negligence could lead to their IBS getting a lot worse. 

If a patient passes away, the ones left behind may have a claim for IBS negligence. 

Loved ones in a medical negligence case are known as ‘dependents’ and can be:

  • A spouse or former spouse of the deceased
  • Someone who lived with the deceased for two years before death as a husband, wife, or civil partner.
  • Blood children, adopted children or those who became children through marriage or civil partnership
  • Parents and those acting as parents, such as a guardian or step-parents
  • Grandparents or great-grandparents
  • Brothers, sisters, cousins, and other direct relatives

When you are a sufferer of IBS negligence or have lost a loved one after IBS negligence, you may have a claim for compensation.

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What can you claim for when you sue for IBS negligence?

You can claim compensation for any damages that occurred when you sue for IBS negligence. 

There are two types of compensation damages due when suing for any type of medical negligence: General damages and Special damages.

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General damages

General damages are when you sue for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity, PSLA, you have experienced due to negligence.

  • Pain is that above what is normally expected for your procedure.
  • Suffering is the inconvenience and changes to your life that cause you discomfort.
  • Loss of Amenity is any difficulty you have in doing everyday tasks, such as walking, sitting, playing sports, and sleeping.

Special damages

Special damages include loss of earnings, future care costs, and out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Loss of earnings includes compensation for time off work and any reduction of your income in the future.
  • Future care costs are for any care you will need as a result of medical negligence.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses cover medical appointments, travel, accommodation, and meals.

Be sure to keep payslips, receipts, and proof of any losses you experience due to the medical negligence.  

You deserve compensation to cover all losses, including loss of life, medical costs, and long-term care needs. 

When you or a loved one suffers from the effects of IBS negligence, you make a claim for IBS negligence compensation.

Who is responsible for an IBS negligence claim?

A medical professional is responsible for any IBS negligence claims. When you bring a claim for IBS negligence, you claim against the NHS Trust or private clinic that employed the medical professional responsible.

A medical professional responsible for the IBS negligence could be:

  • The GP who missed the IBS diagnosis
  • The GP who misses or misreads your test results
  • The GP who fails to refer you for further tests
  • The GP who misdiagnoses your IBS
  • The hospital consultant who misreads the IBS test report
  • The hospital responsible for the maintenance of scanning equipment
  • The hospital responsible for hiring suitable medical professionals
  • The hospital responsible for implementing reporting procedures
Who is responsible for medical negligence

Every medical professional owes you a duty of care when dealing with your health problems. You may suffer IBS negligence if they are negligent with that duty of care and do not provide you with a professional service.

Medical negligence is treatment below an acceptable standard by a medical professional. Instead of putting the care needed into referring you for tests and in following up on the results, the doctor has missed your IBS or diagnosed IBS as another digestive issue. 

The errors lead to further suffering, which is clear medical negligence. 

You may need to undergo years of treatment to correct the errors of IBS negligence. By behaving less-than-professionally, the doctor risks your health, and the effects could be with you for life.

You can claim compensation for the IBS negligence and to get help with getting your life back on track again.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor may make the compensation claim to seek damages for the effects of the IBS negligence.

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The first step is to get in touch and tell us what went wrong. It’s free and easy. Call our 24-hour helpline: 0800 246 1122 or request a callback here.

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Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. Typically the next step is to obtain your medical records for us to review.

Legal Letter

Once all your medical records have been received they will be reviewed by a medically & legally qualified member of our team. If there is evidence of medical negligence we will send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your medical negligence claim.

What are the steps involved in making an IBS negligence claim?

The steps involved in making an IBS negligence claim go from seeking medical advice to issuing court proceedings. 

The steps are a part of any successful compensation case, and settlement can happen at any stage in the process. 

Your medical negligence solicitor will do the rest when you follow the steps correctly and gather all the facts and figures.

Seek medical advice on the injuries you have suffered or are suffering immediately you realise you experienced IBS negligence.

Contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor who operates on a No Win No Fee basis and tell them what went wrong. The right solicitor will look at your case, see where the problem lies, and advise if you suffered IBS negligence. 

The Medical Negligence Team also have a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme, where you get all the money awarded in a negligence claim. 

You are the one who suffered medical negligence, and you should get all the money due for the suffering.

Your medical negligence solicitor obtains your medical records with your permission. By reading your records, they will confirm if they think you have a valid IBS negligence claim. 

The medical negligence team will know from your medical records if the case will result in compensation being paid.

The medical negligence solicitor sending a letter of claim to the negligent party is the next step. The letter will ask them to admit the IBS negligence in what is known as ‘sending a letter of claim.’ 

When the negligent party receives the letter of claim, it has up to four months to provide a written response.

Getting a response from the negligent party’s insurer will move your compensation claim closer to a conclusion. 

The insurer will either admit the medical negligence or say they intend to defend the case. Deciding to defend the case is known as ‘deny liability’ in legal terms. 

If they admit liability, your IBS negligence claim can be valued, and the two parties will meet to decide on your compensation payment. 

Your solicitor will negotiate with the negligent party and use their experience to get the compensation you deserve.

Issuing court proceedings is the next step if they deny liability in your IBS negligence claim. 

Going to court happens, too, when they are not prepared to pay a fair amount for the injuries you have suffered. Your medical negligence solicitor issues the court proceedings.  

Remember that less than 1% of medical negligence cases end up in court, and very few of those cases ever make it to the courtroom.

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How long do I have to make a claim for IBS negligence?

You have three years to make a claim for IBS negligence. All medical negligence claims are subject to limitation periods. 

For example, in England and Wales, medical negligence claims must generally be brought and court proceedings issued within three years of the injury or three years of knowledge of the facts giving rise to the IBS negligence claim. 

If someone has passed away, it is the date of death if the limitation period has not expired at the date of death. 

Children not under a disability typically have until they reach 21 to start an IBS negligence claim or court proceedings. 

Persons with a disability, who lack capacity, are not subject to any limitation period.

Can I make a medical negligence claim on behalf of a loved one?

Yes, you can make a medical negligence claim on behalf of a loved one. Under UK law, if an injured party cannot represent themselves, then a loved one can take the case on their behalf.

IBS negligence is a perfect example of claiming on behalf of a loved one. Your loved one depends wholly on you and the family for care and to fight for their rights.

By making a claim on their behalf for IBS negligence, you are fighting for the compensation they deserve.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will work with you to win the compensation claim for IBS negligence.

Are you eligible for compensation?

If you want to obtain compensation for the negligence you have suffered, we have a simple 3 step process to make sure you get the money you deserve

  • Take our online assessment & speak with our team

  • Our team of doctors and lawyers will undertake a full medical review based on your medical records

  • We will send a legal letter of claim and our solicitors will pursue your compensation on your behalf

All case reviews are 100% cost and commitment free.

Using a No Win No Fee solicitor

Using a No Win No Fee solicitor is the only way to a successful IBS negligence compensation claim. Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will not charge you for a claim you do not win. 

Always have a fee agreement in place before engaging a medical negligence solicitor. If they start talking of a ‘win fee’ or a ‘success fee,’ you should walk away. The negligent party insurers should pay all fees. 

The medical negligence solicitor should also operate a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme. When you win the case, all the money awarded should go to you, not the solicitor. 

You are the one who suffered the IBS negligence, and you deserve the compensation to get your life back to normal.

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Can I make a medical negligence claim against the NHS?

Yes, you can make a medical negligence claim against the NHS. Suing the NHS for negligence is not unusual. People sue the NHS for compensation for medical negligence and receive the money they deserve for the negligent treatment. 

There are between 8,000 and 10,000 successful medical negligence claims against the NHS each year—amounts in compensation claims awarded against the NHS range from £1000 to over £10 million. 

The amount of compensation you receive covers minor injuries such as scarring to serious life-threatening negligence, which leaves you with long-term care needs. 

We trust in and use the NHS daily and do not expect negligence. It happens, though, and the NHS has a dedicated team to handle medical negligence compensation claims, called NHS resolution. 

NHS Resolution has a responsibility to treat patients who seek compensation fairly. Patients pay for the NHS through their taxes, and for that they deserve respect and the best medical treatment.

Contact The Medical Negligence Team

Contact the Medical Negligence Team today to discuss your IBS negligence claim for compensation. We have both the legal and medical experts to guide you along the steps to a successful medical negligence claim for compensation

At the Medical Negligence Team, we fight every compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis. You will not be out of pocket for an unsuccessful claim. 

We have a very high success rate and a reputation for a speedy and successful resolution to all medical negligence cases. 

Our 100% Compensation Guarantee puts all the money you win into your pocket. You or your loved one suffered IBS negligence and deserve every penny of the compensation claim. 

Contact us at the Medical Negligence Team for all your medical negligence needs.

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